Abu Dhabi


About Abu Dhabi

Before the city became rich from the oil export, it was a smaller city, which had incomes from pearl selling. Today it is the world's most improving place, where it is also worth visiting and admiring the luxury and modern architecture, just as in Dubai.

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and with its 1,5 million population it is the second biggest city of the Emirates after Dubai.

Transportation

Metro

Despite being planned for years, no lines or stations have been completed so far. Once it will be ready, the network will consist of a heavy rail line, two light rail lines and a bus rapid transit loop.

Bus

With 14 lines and 24-hour service, Abu Dhabi buses are the easiest and cheapest options to get around! A single ticket on local buses cost 2 AED, on regional services 4 AED, on intercity services, fare varies based on distance. Beware that seats in front are reserved for women, so such seats must be given for them!

Taxi

Cabs in Abu Dhabi are silver-colored equipped with a yellow 'TAXI' sign. You can hail them on the street or order by telephone or application. Different tariffs apply day and night. Night fares are applied from 10 PM to 6 AM.

Useful tips

Do you eager to bathe in the Persian Gulf? Head to Corniche! The promenade starts from Emirates Palace, you can take buses 034 or 063.

Ferrari World on Yas Island is the first theme park of the Italian car manufacturer. You can find here the Formula Rossa, the fastest rollercoaster in the world.

If you find Abu Dhabi too noisy and busy for yourself, you can visit the desert with a one-hour ride from the city.

Good to Know

Language
Arabic

Currency
AED

Time Zone
Gulf Standard Time (GST)

Country Code
+971

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
G-type plugG-type plug

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